Having a van full of musicians will always provide endless lists of albums to listen to or songs to seek out. Still there are times when you need something to escape into. Even after the onslaught of fantastic records that have been released since 2013 Matthew E. White‘s Big Inner is still that album for me.
The first time I heard Big Inner we were crossing the Swiss Alps and something about that setting, first snow tamed by sunlight, left an indelible memory for me. Song Of The South meets 70’s Soul, it provides the musical pillow for my head on those long drives.
Also, Cameron Ralston is a genius. Enjoy!